How to make it

  • Place flour and salt in a bowl and sprinkle over the yeast and thyme. Make a well in the center and then pour in 7/8 cup warm water and 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Mix to a dough and knead on a floured surface for 1- minutes, until elastic.
  • Place dough in a large oiled plastic bag. Seal and leave in a warm place for about 2 hours, or until doubled.
  • Turn out on a floured surface and knead lightly. Flatten the dough with your hands. Sprinkle over the olives and tomatoes and knead them in until they are well distributed. Shape the dough into a lonog oval and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • When risen, press your finger several times into the dough, drizzle the remaining oil and sprinkle with crushed rock salt.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or intil loaf is golden and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

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    " It was excellent "
    twinkletowers ate it and said...
    delicious! just made this... and ate nearly the whole loaf!! whoops!
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  • monicalbailey 9 years ago
    i think the recipe is wrong... i can't make it into a dough and i'm adding more flour to try... it doesn't work
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  • irishiz 10 years ago
    Gosh - this sounds good! I don't make too many breads but this sounds very doable.
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  • flavorsofitaly 10 years ago
    Great recipe! Anything with olives has got to be good. ;-) Can't wait to try this one!
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  • zena824 10 years ago
    I really like this.... anything Italian..
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  • cheryilyn 10 years ago
    Sounds really good. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    jeannej ate it and said...
    good and healthy too. My parents just gave me a mess of homemade sun dried tomatoes! I have to give it a try!
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  • rosemaryblue 10 years ago
    Love olive bread! May add a little rosemary and parmesan cheese! Wish I had a piece this minute! Great recipe!
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